The mythical phoenix is a wonderful, mystical Arabian Bird. Its story and many variations have been around for centuries. The phoenix is a beautiful bird with brilliant scarlet and gold plumage. The myth of the phoenix is engaging and symbolic. This beautiful bird is said to live 500 years, and then, at the time of its death it creates a nest and while still in it, sets it on fire. Out of the fiery hot ashes of its own demise springs a new phoenix. Its life cycle never ends. The story is adapted to fit many cultures and religions. Its mythical nature and its name have come to represent everlasting life, rebirth, resurrection and immortality along with such qualities as vision, great beauty, undying inspiration, awareness and more.
Our lives will represent the rising of the phoenix if we allow it. Out of the fire and ashes of our crash and burn lives, we are offered a new beginning. And this Grace is offered over and over again. This mythical bird never comes out of its ashes despondent and dejected; it arises with great power and beauty, undamaged and strengthened by the flames of its self-created fire.
We don’t need to gaze upon the ashes of our burnt out dreams with a heavy heart. We are encouraged by the power of this timeless myth to rise up—to be re-birthed— into a new beginning, a new opportunity and sometimes, a whole new life.
If we can stay focused on the Good, we will find It. It is right here with us all the time. It has never left us.
A phoenix experience is the ultimate change–a “dying” of the old, so the new can be born in and through you.